In March 2019 Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek told the world that, sadly, he had stage four pancreatic cancer. And, tragically, that particular progression of the disease typically possesses a very low survival rate. But over the following months, Trebek kept fans informed over how he was fighting the illness. His wife, Jean Currivan Trebek, also had plenty to say about how the battle was affecting her – and her words may just be an inspiration for anyone else with a loved one going through the same ordeal.
Yes, fans of the popular game show learned the awful news about Trebek on March 6, 2019. On that date, the TV presenter released a video message in which he announced, “Just like 50,000 other people in the U.S. each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer.” But that’s not all.